Things to Come

Things to Come (1936)

The future is here!

  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1936-03-31
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 173 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: London Films Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: William Cameron Menzies
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From 173 Ratings


The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

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  • Raymond Massey

    as John Cabal / Oswald Cabal
  • Edward Chapman

    as Pippa Passworthy / Raymond Passworthy
  • Ralph Richardson

    as The Boss
  • Margaretta Scott

    as Roxana / Rowena
  • Cedric Hardwicke

    as Theotocopulos
  • Maurice Braddell

    as Dr. Harding
  • Sophie Stewart

    as Mrs. Cabal
  • Derrick De Marney

    as Richard Gordon
  • Ann Todd

    as Mary Gordon
  • Pearl Argyle

    as Catherine Cabal
  • Kenneth Villiers

    as Maurice Passworthy
  • Ivan Brandt

    as Morden Mitani
  • Anne McLaren

    as The Child
  • Patricia Hilliard

    as Janet Gordon
  • Charles Carson

    as Great Grandfather
  • Patrick Barr

    as World Transport Official (uncredited)
  • Noel Brophy

    as Irishman (uncredited)
  • John Clements

    as The Airman (uncredited)
  • Anthony Holles

    as Simon Burton (uncredited)
  • Allan Jeayes

    as Mr. Cabal (uncredited)
  • Pickles Livingston

    as Horrie Passworthy (uncredited)
  • George Sanders

    as Celestial Body (uncredited)
  • Abraham Sofaer

    as The Jew (uncredited)
  • Terry-Thomas

    as Man of the Future (uncredited)
Production Alexander Korda Producer
Editing Charles Crichton Editor
Directing William Cameron Menzies Director
Writing H.G. Wells Screenplay
Writing H.G. Wells Novel
Camera Robert Krasker Camera Operator
Editing William Hornbeck Supervising Editor
Camera Georges Périnal Director of Photography
Editing Francis D. Lyon Editor
Costume & Make-Up René Hubert Costume Design
Sound Arthur Bliss Original Music Composer
Art Vincent Korda Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up John Armstrong Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Cathleen Mann Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Sam Williams Costume Design
Sound Muir Mathieson Music Director
Crew Lawrence W. Butler Special Effects Assistant
Crew Ned Mann Special Effects
Sound A.W. Watkins Recording Supervision
Art Frank Wells Assistant Art Director
Directing Geoffrey Boothby Assistant Director
Production David B. Cunynghame Production Manager
Crew Nigel Tangye Technical Advisor
Crew Edward Cohen Special Effects